The final voyage of the USS Iowa is near.
The last surviving World War II battleship without a home is docked at the Port of Richmond, where it is being prepared for its journey to the Port of Los Angeles for a new mission as a museum and memorial to Navy might.
The San Francisco Chronicle ( http://bit.ly/vCFW0W) says it will be towed beneath to Golden Gate Bridge and into the Pacific for its last voyage to Los Angeles in February or March.
The Pacific Battleship Center raised $8 million to rescue the 68-year-old ship from the Ghost Fleet in Suisun Bay.
The 800-foot Iowa, commissioned in 1943, served in World War II and the Korean War. It last sailed in 1990.